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chocnwine Thu 28-Aug-14 14:56:20

....posting here for more traffic.

Looking for work.. one of my DC is severely autistic and we therefore cannot access childcare. So I can only work school hours. No evenings and weekends either (no family to support either) .

There doesn't seem to be a lot available. Or maybe I am looking in the wrong place.

so if you have a school hours job - what do you do? I need some inspiration.

Slutbucket Thu 28-Aug-14 22:13:34

You could assess customer service and business qualifications. If you freelance you work your own hours. Look at FE careers there are loads of jobs!

grillembakeemfryemeatem Thu 28-Aug-14 22:17:26

School Business Manager. Term time only but not strictly school hours.

polkydot Thu 28-Aug-14 22:25:53

I second looking on nhs jobs. The team I work for supports children with complex health needs and some of our care packages are just for nursery, so 5 days a week 9-12 or 8:45-12:15. Pays better than most care roles as well. The job adverts don't always specify hours so always worth calling to ask.

HonestAl Thu 28-Aug-14 22:31:45


ninaprettyballerina Thu 28-Aug-14 22:34:51

Business analyst for one of the large banks. I work 21 hours over 4 days so pretty much 9-230. Pay is ok too

MuscatBouschet Thu 28-Aug-14 22:39:17

I have a research job in a university. Work from home except for occasional meetings. 25 hours a week. 9 weeks holiday a year. But could negotiate this because I had been working there a decade.

In my experience, lots of small businesses would like very part-time admin help because they can't afford full-time. My sister found admin work by posting her CV through the pigeon hole of companies in a local office complex!

Pumpkinpositive Thu 28-Aug-14 22:44:15

I'm self employed. Interpreter. I could work only school hours if I chose to.

fairgame Thu 28-Aug-14 22:47:58

I am in a similar position. DS has ASD and doesn't cope in childcare.

I used to work as a school nurse, 9.30-2.30 term time. Gold dust job but i had to give it up to get legal aid for SEND tribunal. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and my mind open that something else will come up, although i can work more hours now as DS is in an out of county special school.

I've probably outed myself now :D

Shedding Thu 28-Aug-14 23:00:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Thu 28-Aug-14 23:03:02

I worked in a call centre, bagged a term time contract.

I work in a pre school now, if I opt to work in the holidays I can bring my dc in too.

CointreauVersial Thu 28-Aug-14 23:06:24

Administrator for an Engineering company. I look after Sales, Marketing and do various Office Management bits and bobs.

Nusalembongan Thu 28-Aug-14 23:48:05

Really interesting. It's the holidays that are hard though I think. Good thread with some great ideas.

CointreauVersial Fri 29-Aug-14 13:17:16

Are you in Surrey/Hampshire? This company run good holiday playschemes and might be able to accommodate your autistic child.

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